Cadillac Touring Car with Camping Trailer, 1919

Summary

The growth of automobile ownership and development of good roads in the 1910s and 20s drove many Americans to explore the country. Some auto tourists opted to stay in the comfort of local hotels and some liked "roughing" it in tents; others wanted something in-between. Camping trailers provided a home-like shelter for a stay in nature.

The growth of automobile ownership and development of good roads in the 1910s and 20s drove many Americans to explore the country. Some auto tourists opted to stay in the comfort of local hotels and some liked "roughing" it in tents; others wanted something in-between. Camping trailers provided a home-like shelter for a stay in nature.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

07 September 1919

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.4262

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 10 in

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